Tue, Dec 03 | DLA Piper

Employee Rights For Sale - Uncovering and Rectifying the Injustice of Force

Did you know that approximately 60 million American workers have given up their right to go to court by signing mandatory arbitration agreements with their employers? With widespread sexual harassment at work, women have been shut out of the court system because they signed an arbitration agreement.
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Employee Rights For Sale - Uncovering and Rectifying the Injustice of Force

Time & Location

Dec 03, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
DLA Piper, 2000 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA

About the Event

Did you know that approximately 60 million American workers have given up their right to go to court by signing mandatory arbitration agreements with their employers? Women are unequally impacted by these agreements and often don’t realize the implications of signing these agreements at the point of hiring. With widespread sexual harassment at work, women have been shut out of the court system because they signed an arbitration agreement that results in unjust results for women workers. Without legal recourse, many have turned to the court of public opinion through #MeToo which has put sexual harassment and assault on the digital map. Courageous leaders have stepped forward to challenge this practice; after a very public case, Google has ended forced arbitration and California just passed a law ending this practice.

Join us for an interactive discussion on the impact, the movement and recent success:

  • Learn the role the board of directors plays in enabling or stopping this practice. What can investors do when leadership and boards fail to act? Attorney Ann Ravel will discuss these questions and more on what happens when boards breach their fiduciary duties by covering up harassment claims.
  • Meet the leaders who have driven the new California laws just passed outlawing forced arbitration and extending the amount of time employees have to file workplace civil rights complaints under state law starting in 2020. How will these changes will affect the California workplace?
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